The Peace Tower is seen through an arch in the gateway for Parliament Hill in Ottawa March 30, 2011. Parliament resumes Friday June 3, 2011.
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OTTAWA - Parliament will resume its work on Friday, June 3, QMI Agency has learned.
A senior government official has confirmed that’s when the governor general will sit down in the Senate to read the Conservative government’s throne speech.
The speech will set out the agenda of the now majority Conservative government led by Prime Minister Stephen Harper.
His party won 166 seats in the House of Commons in the May 2 federal election, ending a string of minority Tory governments.
“The throne speech will be focussed on the priority of Canadians - the economy,” said a senior official. “Canadians elected us because we were focussed on their priorities: their jobs, their financial security and their future.”
After the throne speech the Tories are expected to move quickly on introducing a budget.
Finance Minister Jim Flaherty has said the spending plan will be largely the same as the one he introduced in March before the then minority Tory government was defeated on a motion of non-confidence.
Before Parliament resumes sitting, it’s expected Harper will also shuffle his cabinet to fill six vacancies.
Two sitting ministers retired before the May 2 election and four who stood for re-election were defeated.
MPs will elect a Speaker on the same day as the throne speech.